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Nicholas Baptiste

Nicholas Baptiste is a Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player. Nicholas Baptiste is the forward player who is currently playing for Tappara in the Liiga. The Buffalo Sabres drafted him in the third round (69th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Early Life and Education

Nicholas Baptiste was born on August 4, 1995, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is 28 years old and is under the astrological sign, Leo. He holds Canadian nationality.

His father’s name is Ralph Baptiste and his mother’s name is Michele Emond. He also has a brother whose name is Nick Baptiste. Talking about his parents, his father came from Haiti and had limited knowledge of hockey, and bought Nicholas his first pair of skates for $2.99 from the Salvation Army. Other than this, no further information regarding his family and personal life is available to us.

Regarding Baptiste’s educational background and qualifications, he attended St. Joseph Catholic High School.

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Caption: Nicholas Baptiste along with his friends (Source: Twitter)

Career and Professional Life

Nicholas Baptiste started ice skating when he was 6 years old and was able to join his first hockey team the following year. And, he received his start in a house league when he was 8 years old. Then, quickly transitioned to competitive hockey.

He was able to catch the attention of scouts and agents at such a young age. Winning the Player of the Year Award in the year 2011 is one of the huge accomplishments for him. Also, representing the Under-16 Ontario team at the Canada Winter Games is a testament to his talent. But, he suffered a season-ending injury, but his performance in the OEMHL with 55 points in 24 games was outstanding.

Baptiste had a great start to his career when the Sudbury Wolves drafted him in the first round of the OHL Entry Draft. In his first season, he was able to play in 68 games and had 8 goals and 19 assists. He even got the opportunity to represent Canada Ontario and was able to win a bronze medal in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

Then, in his second season, he went on to become one of the top scorers for the Wolves with 21 goals and 27 assists. He also helped Team Canada win a gold medal in the IIHF World U18 Championships. When his talent and success caught the attention of the NHL, he was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres.

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Caption: Nicholas Baptiste playing the game (Source: Buffalo Hockey Beat)

More About Career

Likewise, he went on to have a leadership role as an assistant captain for the Sudbury Wolves in his third season in the OHL. And, had an incredible season, leading the team in scoring with 45 goals and 44 assists in 65 games. His performance helped him earn recognition as the Eastern Conference’s Best Shootout Skater in the OHL Coaches Poll. He then went on to sign a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. And, in his fourth season, he was able to become co-captain for the Wolves before being traded to the Erie Otters.

Nicholas Baptiste was able to join the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) for their 2015–16 season upon concluding his major junior career. Then, after an impressive performance in the Prospects Challenge, he was able to catch the attention of the Sabres’ coach, Dan Bylsma.

Unfortunately, he suffered a back injury during a preseason game and couldn’t finish the training camp. However, he was medically cleared to play for the Americans’ opening night game. But, due to injuries on the Sabres’ roster, he received his first NHL call-up and made his debut against the Calgary Flames. He even went on to score his first career NHL goal in the following game, although it was awarded due to a misplay by the Canucks. In the year 2018, he re-signed with the Sabres.

Moreover, after being traded to the Nashville Predators in October 2018, Nicholas went on to join their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. However, he was traded again in February 2019, this time to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for future considerations. He was able to join the Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and finish the season with 2 goals and 7 points in 18 games.

More About Professional Career

After his contract with the Maple Leafs ended, Baptiste went on to sign a one-year AHL contract with the Marlies in August 2019. And, in the 2019-20 season, he was able to score 3 goals in 29 games with the Marlies before being traded to the Belleville Senators in exchange for Miles Gendron in February 2020.

Furthermore, after his time with the Texas Stars, he was able to sign a one-year AHL contract with the Texas Stars on January 23, 2021. He had a successful season, scoring 12 goals and tallying 24 points in 34 regular season games. Then, he decided to take his talents abroad and signed a one-year deal with Ilves Tampere in Finland’s Liiga.

After his time in Finland, he went on to join Kölner Haie in the German DEL for the 2022-23 season. There, he was able to score 14 goals and recorded 34 points in 46 regular season games. And, as of now, he has returned to the Finnish Liiga, signing a one-year contract with Tappara.

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Caption: Nicholas Baptiste being interviewed (Source: NHL.com)

Relationship Status

Nicholas Baptiste is very much regarding his personal life. So, we are not sure about his relationship status. But he seems to be single at the moment. Because no information or rumour regarding his relationship has come forward until now. But talking about his past relationships, he might have been in at least one relationship until now.

Nicholas Baptiste – Body Measurements

Nicholas Baptiste has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and his weight is 93 Kg but his other body measurements are still under review. Moreover, Baptiste has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media

Nicholas Baptiste is not active on any of the social media platforms and doesn’t own any social accounts. But there is a high possibility that he has kept his accounts private and only given access to his close friends and family.

Net Worth 2023

As per allfamousbirthday, Nicholas Baptiste has a net worth of $5 million and his main income source is his career as a hockey player.